SMC: NO. 1 IN TRANSFERS TO UC &
It was also the leader in transfers to the UC-California State University systems combined, as well as the No. 1 transfer school for Latinos to the UC system.
SMC sent 903 students to UC campuses in 2005-06, far outpacing other schools, with the No. 2 feeder, De Anza College in the San Francisco Bay Area, with 656, and Santa Barbara City College, with 581.
“We attract students who work hard and focus on transfer and we provide the instruction and counsel necessary to get our students into top-notch colleges and universities,” said Dan Nannini, SMC Transfer Center coordinator.
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UCLA continues to be the most popular destination for SMC students, with more than half of the UC transfers – 515 – going to the Westwood campus. Berkeley, Irvine, and San Diego are the next most popular destinations, in that order.
Nannini attributed SMC’s strong transfer record to a wide range of factors: keeping SMC’s transfer reputation in the spotlight, recruiting good students, giving strong academic counseling to students that helps make them attractive to admissions offices, and outstanding professors.
In addition, Nannini pointed out that the college has a strong transfer counseling record. SMC’s Transfer Center conducts workshops, hosts one of the largest college fairs in the state, holds weekly visits from four-year institutions, and has a close working relationship with UC and CSU to make sure SMC students get credit for their classes.
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